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Estrella espinosa roja

Echinaster sepositus

Description:

Estrella de hasta 25 cm de diámetro, con un disco pequeño, brazos largos y de sección cilíndrica que se adelgazan hacia el extremo. Las espinas son pequeñas, dispuestas sin orden aparente en el dorso, pero forman filas en la parte ventral de los brazos; están hundidas en la piel y dan un aspecto reticulado al medir 1,5 mm de longitud. Presenta una espina interna y dos externan en las placas ambulacrales, oredenadas de forma transversal. Color escarlata, rojo intenso.

Habitat:

Cala Fría, Cabo de Palos (Murcia).


1 Species ID Suggestions

Isabela
Isabela 8 years ago
Estrella espinosa roja
Echinaster sepositus


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9 Comments

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Wow, Isabela and I have written at the same time the same ideas.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thank you Marten and Alice. My sister (Isabela, of Nonah) found the star, it was inside a small cave, in the rocks of the coast. We did many photos and videos, but there was no enough light and we were moving very much with the swell.

Isabela
Isabela 8 years ago

Eulalia and I were snorkeling together when we discovered this beautiful star. The colour was amazing. Alice, pity you didn't see any, it took us more than 10 days to find this.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I was hoping to find one along the Adriatic Sea, but didn't. Very nice.

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 8 years ago

Fantástico, con lo que cuesta encontrar una...

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thanks, p.young.

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Very pretty!!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Isabela, gracias por la identificación. Las tuyas son una maravilla.

Isabela
Isabela 8 years ago

Preciosa!

eulalia rubio
Spotted by
eulalia rubio

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Lat: 37.63, Long: -0.69

Spotted on Sep 3, 2011
Submitted on Sep 3, 2011

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